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the investigation sooner. during a news conference on wednesday president obama praised david petraeus. >> general petraeus had an extraordinary career. he served this country with great distinction in iraq, in afghanistan and as head of the cia. by his own assessment he did not meet the standards that he felt were necessary as the director of the cia with respect to this personal matter that he's now dealing with, with his family and with his wife. and it's on that basis that he tendered his resignation and i accepted it. >> the house panel is looking into the government's handling of the deadly september attack on the u.s. consulate in libya. tomorrow they will hear from david petraeus. susan mcginnis is in washington with more. >> reporter: this is something congressional leaders have been calling for and now general petraeus will be here on capitol hill. his input is seen as critical regarding the attacks in benghazi and also he's expected to be asked about his affair and that fbi investigation. after calls by congressional leadership former cia director david petraeus will testify before cong
cliff will be the focus of president obama and lawmakers this week. the president has scheduled meetings with labor representatives, business leaders and members of congress to discuss ways to avoid the automatic tax increase and spending cuts that will go into effect at the beginning of 2013. there is no bigger issue on the agenda in washington between now and the end. year than reaching a deal to avoid the fiscal cliff. without an agreement on january 1st the bush era tax cuts will expire and $1.2 trillion in spending cuts goes into effect. that will likely result in a spike in unemployment and trigger a new recession. >> everybody recognizes that this will be a terrible thing for american families, for our economy, for just running the government in a sensible way. >> president obama has said any deal must include a tax increase on wealthy americans. an idea that republicans are pushing back against. >> raising those rates on january 1st would according to the independent firm ernst and young destroy 700,000 american jobs. >> but on "face the nation" sunday republican senator lindsey
. however, president obama has now agreed to put the general's confirmation for that post on hold. secretary panetta issued a statement that saying while this matter is under investigation, general allen will remain commander of the isaf. general allen denies he has done anything wrong. meanwhile, secretary panetta is asking to move up the confirmation of general joseph dunford, allen's likely successor in afghanistan. >>> meanwhile, with david petraeus out, the cia has a new leader. michael morell is a career cia officer who has held a variety of leadership positions and it's the second time he's held the role of acting director. david martin has more. >> reporter: after only 14 months, david petraeus, the supposedly indispensable man, is gone. without warning, a new man, michael morell, must step forward from his post as deputy first to leon panetta, then to petraeus, and take over. john mclachlan knows what that's like. he did it in 2004. >> once you're sitting in that chair, there's no one sitting behind you. there's no safety net. so the acting director for all practical purposes is the
hard to get to this equipment, but it's necessary. >> reporter: president obama is sending secretary of state hillary clinton to israel to help with cease fire negotiations. she'll arrive today and meet with israeli prime minister benjamin netanyahu tomorrow. >> the bottom line is it has to be an end to rocket fire that threatens israel. >> reporter: the political leader of hamas told reporters in cairo hamas will not stop launching rockets until israel stops its bombing campaign and ends the blockade of gaza. he also said israel is bluffing and won't send troops into gaza. israeli officials say that's no bluff. now, as for the prospects of a ground invasion on the part of israel, president obama said he is not asking israel to hold off on that. he says israel has the right to make its own security decisions. >> susan, thank you so much. >>> as we reported, egyptian officials are at the center of the truce talks. clarissa ward is there this morning. good morning to you. >> reporter: good morning. >> these talks seem to be as an impasse. what's the latest on the ground this morning? >
determine what the facts are. >> reporter: despite president obama's move to put general allen's promotion on hold, the president still trusts the general to lead american troops. >> he has faith in general allen. i would refer to you the pentagon for the process under way with regards to general allen. >> reporter: some lawmakers are coming out in support of general allen. >> general allen said he's not guilty of any improper behavior. i think he deserves to have us withhold judgment until the investigation the completed. >> reporter: general petraeus was scheduled to testify today about the attack on the u.s. consulate in benghazi. in light of the scandal he will not appear at that hearing a decision that's angered some lawmakers. >> i think it's absolutely imperative that general petraeus come and testify. >> reporter: in his place today acting cia director michael morell a leading candidate to replace petraeus at the cia. now paula broadwell and jill kelly two women involved here are not making any statements to the press so far. general allen is considering making a statement. >> susa
. >>> president obama sent thanksgiving wishes to u.s. forces. the white house says he called 10 u.s. service members in afghanistan and thanked them for their work and sacrifice. the president then had a quiet thanksgiving dinner celebrating with family and friends at the white house. some service members stationed at a military base near kabul, afghanistan worked up an appetite playing a good old-fashioned game of touch football and followed it up with a traditional thanksgiving meal complete with all the fixings. fragile cease-fire between israel and hamas. both sides declaring victory and vowing to retaliate if attacked but so far it's still holding. a top leader of egypt's muslim brotherhood is calling for a holy war. he urged muslims to back the palestinians. his statement contradicts morsi's who helped broker that cease-fire. susan mcginnis is in washington with the latest this morning. good morning. >> reporter: talking about jihad being obligatory for muslims, an example of the conflicting messages that regularly come out of the brotherhood but for now the 24 hour cooling off period
the government $82,000. >>> to efforts to avert the fiscal cliff. today president obama holds his first news conference since being re-elected. he'll meet with business leaders to discuss the budget crisis. on friday he meets with congressional leaders as they work to avoid the tax hikes and spending cuts scheduled to go into effect next year. if that happens, middle income families will see a tax increase of $2,000. the congressional budget office says nearly 3.5 million jobs will be lost and the unemployment rate will jump to over 9% if a deal isn't reached. the white house says the president is prepared to listen. >> fair to say the president also believes -- he's not looking to box himself in or box other people's ideas out as we approach the conversation that will begin on friday. >> republicans want to hold the line on income tax rates and force bigger spending reductions. >>> on capitol hill today lawmakers will question the head of the pharmacy that's at the heart of the deadly meningitis outbreak. turns out federal health inspectors wanted to hut down the new england compounding cen
obama is seeking. >> susan mcginnis in washington this morning. thank you so much. >>> amid sky high approval ratings in the wake of superstorm sandy, new jersey governor chris christie said he will be seeking re-election next year. he said the preliminary damage from sandy is nearly $30 million. christie says he's in it for the long haul to help jersey recover. >>> coming up on the morning news, click and shop. cyber monday rings up record sales on what's expected to be the busiest online shopping day of the year. this is the morning news. [ female announcer ] born from the naturally sweet monk fruit, something this delicious could only come from nature. now from the maker of splenda sweeteners, discover nectresse. the only 100% natural, no-calorie sweetener made from the goodness of fruit. the rich, sweet taste of sugar. nothing artificial. ♪ it's all that sweet ever needs to be. new nectresse. sweetness naturally. starts with ground beef, unions, and peppers baked in a ketchup glaze with savory gravy and mashed russet potatoes. what makes stouffer's meatloaf best of all? that mo
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